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Châteaubriand

[shah-toh-bree-ahn; English sha-toh-bree-ahn] /ʃɑ toʊ briˈɑ̃; English ʃæˌtoʊ briˈɑ̃/
noun
1.
François René
[frahn-swa ruh-ney] /frɑ̃ˈswa rəˈneɪ/ (Show IPA),
Vicomte de, 1768–1848, French author and statesman.
2.
(lowercase) a thick slice of tenderloin, broiled and served with potatoes and a sauce, often a béarnaise sauce.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, def. 2
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British Dictionary definitions for chateaubriand, vicomte de

Chateaubriand

/French ʃɑtobrijɑ̃/
noun
1.
François René (frɑ̃swa rəne), Vicomte de Chateaubriand. 1768–1848, French writer and statesman: a precursor of the romantic movement in France; his works include Le Génie du Christianisme (1802) and Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1849–50)
2.
a thick steak cut from the fillet of beef
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Word Origin and History for chateaubriand, vicomte de

chateaubriand

n.

"grilled beef steak, garnished with herbs," 1877, named, for some reason, for French writer François René, Vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768-1848).

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